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2 Am J Pathol
1 Am J Respir Crit Care Med
7 Am J Trop Med Hyg
4 Antimicrob Agents Chemother
5 Clin Infect Dis
1 Curr Microbiol
1 Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis
3 Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis
8 Infect Immun
3 J Antimicrob Chemother
1 J Bacteriol
1 Lancet
3 Lancet Infect Dis
1 MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
2 Nature
18 PLoS One
4 PLoS Pathog
2 Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
1 Science

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    Am J Pathol

  1. LILLJEBJORN LV, Csizmadia E, Hedblom A, Canesin G, et al
    A Role of the Heme Degradation Pathway in Shaping Prostate Inflammatory Responses and Lipid Metabolism.
    Am J Pathol. 2020;190:830-843.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  2. ZHAO Y, Fang R, Zhang J, Zhang Y, et al
    Quantitative Proteomics of the Endothelial Secretome Identifies RC0497 as Diagnostic of Acute Rickettsial Spotted Fever Infections.
    Am J Pathol. 2020;190:306-322.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Am J Respir Crit Care Med

  3. VERNON A, Bishai W
    Modeling Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis: Shortening the Leap of Faith?
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020;201:405-406.

    Am J Trop Med Hyg

  4. AHN YH, Park H, Kweon SS
    Causes of Death among Persons Affected by Leprosy in Korea, 2010-2013.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020;102:42-47.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  5. EISERMANN P, Rauch J, Reuter S, Eberwein L, et al
    Complex Cytokine Responses in Imported Scrub Typhus Cases, Germany, 2010-2018.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020;102:63-68.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  6. MCCARTY JM, Gierman EC, Bedell L, Lock MD, et al
    Safety and Immunogenicity of Live Oral Cholera Vaccine CVD 103-HgR in Children and Adolescents Aged 6-17 Years.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020;102:48-57.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  7. BOUMBANDA KOYO CS, Oyegue-Liabagui SL, Mediannikov O, Cortaredona S, et al
    High Circulation of Malaria and Low Prevalence of Bacteremia in Febrile and Afebrile Children in Northeastern Gabon.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Nov 25. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0368.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  8. BUTEUX A, Nacher M, Merat C, Nguyen D, et al
    Risk Factors for Nontyphi Salmonella Bacteremia Over 10 Years in Fort-de-France, Martinique, West Indies.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020;102:58-62.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  9. ULLAH W, Almansour H, Fatima R, Saini B, et al
    Engaging Community Pharmacies in Early Detection of Missing Tuberculosis Patients through Public-Private Mix Intervention in Pakistan.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 May 4. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0939.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  10. NJENGA SM, Kanyi HM, Arnold BF, Matendechero SH, et al
    Integrated Cross-Sectional Multiplex Serosurveillance of IgG Antibody Responses to Parasitic Diseases and Vaccines in Coastal Kenya.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020;102:164-176.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Antimicrob Agents Chemother

  11. LI Y, Dong W, Lan T, Fan J, et al
    Distribution of linezolid in tuberculosis lesions in patients with spinal multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2020 May 4. pii: AAC.00450.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  12. KIM HY, Srivastava S, Kumar Ak H, Marais BJ, et al
    Optimal dose or optimal exposure? Consideration for linezolid in tuberculosis treatment.
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2020 May 4. pii: AAC.00287.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  13. DIACON AH, De Jager VR, Dawson R, Narunsky K, et al
    Reply to Kim et al., "Optimal Dose or Optimal Exposure? Consideration for Linezolid in Tuberculosis Treatment".
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2020 May 4. pii: AAC.00709.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  14. WILSEY HA, Burgess DR, Burgess DS
    Focusing the lens on the CAMERA concepts: Early combination beta-lactam and vancomycin therapy in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2020 May 4. pii: AAC.00360.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Clin Infect Dis

  15. LOPEZ-CORTES LE, Fernandez-Cuenca F, Luque-Marquez R, de Alarcon A, et al
    Enterococcal endocarditis: relapses or reinfections?
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 May 4. pii: 5828755. doi: 10.1093.

  16. TANZ RR, Shulman ST
    Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Potentially Important Benefit of a Group A Streptococcus Vaccine in Areas with Low Rates of Acute Rheumatic Fever.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 May 6. pii: 5831337. doi: 10.1093.

  17. LEWNARD JA, King LM, Fleming-Dutra KE, Link-Gelles R, et al
    Incidence of pharyngitis, sinusitis, acute otitis media, and outpatient antibiotic prescribing preventable by vaccination against group A Streptococcus in the United States.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 May 6. pii: 5831353. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  18. PURYEAR SB, Fatch R, Beesiga B, Kekibiina A, et al
    Higher levels of alcohol use are associated with latent tuberculosis infection in adults living with HIV.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 May 6. pii: 5831355. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  19. DOOKIE N, Padayatchi N, Lessells RJ, Naicker CL, et al
    Individualised treatment of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis using Whole Genome Sequencing and Expanded Drug Susceptibility Testing.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 May 8. pii: 5834727. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Curr Microbiol

  20. ALTUN M, Mericli Yapici B
    Detection of Group A Beta Hemolytic Streptococci Species, emm, and Exotoxin Genes Isolated from Patients with Tonsillopharyngitis.
    Curr Microbiol. 2020 May 4. pii: 10.1007/s00284-020-01994.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis

  21. NETO EDA, Guerrero J, Snyder RE, Pereira RFA, et al
    Genotypic distribution of Staphylococcus aureus colonizing children and adolescents in daycare centers, an outpatient clinic, and hospitals in a major Brazilian urban setting.
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2020;97:115058.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis

  22. D'INZEO T, Menchinelli G, De Angelis G, Fiori B, et al
    Implementation of the eazyplex((R)) CSF direct panel assay for rapid laboratory diagnosis of bacterial meningitis: 32-month experience at a tertiary care university hospital.
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2020 May 6. pii: 10.1007/s10096-020-03909.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  23. MBA IE, Nweze EI
    Mechanism of Candida pathogenesis: revisiting the vital drivers.
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2020 May 6. pii: 10.1007/s10096-020-03912.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  24. VINCENT JJ, Zandotti C, Baron S, Kandil C, et al
    Point-of-care multiplexed diagnosis of meningitis using the FilmArray(R) ME panel technology.
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2020 May 1. pii: 10.1007/s10096-020-03859.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Infect Immun

  25. TAMS RN, Wagner AS, Jackson JW, Gann ER, et al
    Pathways That Synthesize Phosphatidylethanolamine Impact Candida albicans Hyphal Length and Cell Wall Composition through Transcriptional and Posttranscriptional Mechanisms.
    Infect Immun. 2020;88.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  26. GREEN ER, Juttukonda LJ, Skaar EP
    The Manganese-Responsive Transcriptional Regulator MumR Protects Acinetobacter baumannii from Oxidative Stress.
    Infect Immun. 2020;88.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  27. OTAKE T, Fujimoto M, Hoshino Y, Ishihara T, et al
    Twin-Arginine Translocation System Is Involved in Citrobacter rodentium Fitness in the Intestinal Tract.
    Infect Immun. 2020;88.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  28. SEMAN BG, Vance JK, Rawson TW, Witt MR, et al
    Elevated levels of interleukin-27 in early life compromise protective immunity in a mouse model of Gram-negative neonatal sepsis.
    Infect Immun. 2019 Dec 9. pii: IAI.00828-19. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00828.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  29. SRISAOWAKARN C, Pudla M, Ponpuak M, Utaisincharoen P, et al
    Caspase-4 Mediates Restriction of Burkholderia pseudomallei in Human Alveolar Epithelial Cells.
    Infect Immun. 2020;88.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  30. MANGAS KM, Buultjens AH, Porter JL, Baines SL, et al
    Vaccine-specific immune responses against Mycobacterium ulcerans infection in a low-dose murine challenge model.
    Infect Immun. 2019 Dec 9. pii: IAI.00753-19. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00753.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  31. SUNUWAR L, Yin J, Kasendra M, Karalis K, et al
    Mechanical Stimuli Affect Escherichia coli Heat-Stable Enterotoxin-Cyclic GMP Signaling in a Human Enteroid Intestine-Chip Model.
    Infect Immun. 2020;88.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  32. LI Q, Xu L, Yin C, Liu Z, et al
    The Invasion Plasmid Antigen J (IpaJ) from Salmonella Inhibits NF-kappaB Activation by Suppressing IkappaBalpha Ubiquitination.
    Infect Immun. 2020;88.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Antimicrob Chemother

  33. BAKTHAVATCHALAM YD, Shankar A, Muniyasamy R, Peter JV, et al
    Levonadifloxacin, a recently approved benzoquinolizine fluoroquinolone, exhibits potent in vitro activity against contemporary Staphylococcus aureus isolates and Bengal Bay clone isolates collected from a large Indian tertiary care hospital.
    J Antimicrob Chemother. 2020 May 3. pii: 5828350. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  34. KADURA S, King N, Nakhoul M, Zhu H, et al
    Systematic review of mutations associated with resistance to the new and repurposed Mycobacterium tuberculosis drugs bedaquiline, clofazimine, linezolid, delamanid and pretomanid.
    J Antimicrob Chemother. 2020 May 3. pii: 5828363. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  35. MANOHARAN A, Das T, Whiteley GS, Glasbey T, et al
    The effect of N-acetylcysteine in a combined antibiofilm treatment against antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
    J Antimicrob Chemother. 2020 May 3. pii: 5828489. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Bacteriol

  36. DEMARS ZR, Singh VK, Bose JL
    Exogenous Fatty Acids Remodel Staphylococcus aureus Lipid Composition through Fatty Acid Kinase.
    J Bacteriol. 2020 May 4. pii: JB.00128-20. doi: 10.1128/JB.00128.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  37. PHILLIPS RO, Robert J, Abass KM, Thompson W, et al
    Rifampicin and clarithromycin (extended release) versus rifampicin and streptomycin for limited Buruli ulcer lesions: a randomised, open-label, non-inferiority phase 3 trial.
    Lancet. 2020;395:1259-1267.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Lancet Infect Dis

  38. RUMKE LW, de Gier B, Vestjens SMT, van der Ende A, et al
    Dominance of M1UK clade among Dutch M1 Streptococcus pyogenes.
    Lancet Infect Dis. 2020;20:539-540.

  39. LI Y, Nanduri SA, Van Beneden CA, Beall BW, et al
    M1UK lineage in invasive group A streptococcus isolates from the USA.
    Lancet Infect Dis. 2020;20:538-539.

  40. SINHA P, Hochberg NS
    Controlling for undernutrition in epidemiological studies of tuberculosis.
    Lancet Infect Dis. 2020;20:540-541.

    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep

  41. NJUGUNA HN, Yusuf N, Raza AA, Ahmed B, et al
    Progress Toward Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination - Worldwide, 2000-2018.
    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020;69:515-520.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  42. ZHENG W, Zhao W, Wu M, Song X, et al
    Microbiota-targeted maternal antibodies protect neonates from enteric infection.
    Nature. 2020;577:543-548.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  43. WANG L, Wu J, Li J, Yang H, et al
    Host-mediated ubiquitination of a mycobacterial protein suppresses immunity.
    Nature. 2020;577:682-688.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    PLoS One

  44. KIM MH, Jeong H, Sim YM, Lee S, et al
    Using comparative genomics to understand molecular features of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii from South Korea causing invasive infections and their clinical implications.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0229416.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  45. TABAK YP, Sung A, Ye G, Vankeepuram L, et al
    Attributable burden in patients with carbapenem-nonsusceptible gram-negative respiratory infections.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0229393.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  46. SCHOLNICK DA, Winslow AE
    The role of fasting on spine regeneration and bacteremia in the purple sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0228711.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  47. BAQUI AH, McCollum ED, Mahmud A, Roy A, et al
    Population-based incidence and serotype distribution of invasive pneumococcal disease prior to introduction of conjugate pneumococcal vaccine in Bangladesh.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0228799.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  48. BENNETT DE, Meyler KL, Cafferkey MT, Cunney RJ, et al
    Diversity of meningococci associated with invasive meningococcal disease in the Republic of Ireland over a 19 year period, 1996-2015.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0228629.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  49. TOH E, Williams JA, Qadadri B, Ermel A, et al
    Development of a SimpleProbe real-Time PCR Assay for rapid detection and identification of the US novel urethrotropic clade of Neisseria meningitidis ST-11 (US_NmUC).
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0228467.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  50. RODRIGUEZ GOMEZ ER, Otero Regino W, Monterrey PA, Trespalacios Rangel AA, et al
    cagA gene EPIYA motif genetic characterization from Colombian Helicobacter pylori isolates: Standardization of a molecular test for rapid clinical laboratory detection.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0227275.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  51. POLILLI E, Sozio F, Frattari A, Persichitti L, et al
    Comparison of Monocyte Distribution Width (MDW) and Procalcitonin for early recognition of sepsis.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0227300.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  52. LASHNITS E, Neupane P, Bradley JM, Richardson T, et al
    Molecular prevalence of Bartonella, Babesia, and hemotropic Mycoplasma species in dogs with hemangiosarcoma from across the United States.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0227234.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  53. ORIMBO EO, Oyugi E, Dulacha D, Obonyo M, et al
    Knowledge, attitude and practices on cholera in an arid county, Kenya, 2018: A mixed-methods approach.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0229437.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  54. DAVIES-STRICKLETON H, Cook J, Hannam S, Bennett R, et al
    Assessment of the nail penetration of antifungal agents, with different physico-chemical properties.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0229414.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  55. BISOGNIN F, Lombardi G, Finelli C, Re MC, et al
    Simultaneous detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and resistance to Rifampicin and Isoniazid by MDR/MTB ELITe MGB(R) Kit for the diagnosis of tuberculosis.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0232632.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  56. ROWNEKI M, Aronson N, Du P, Sachs P, et al
    Detection of drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis by high-throughput sequencing of DNA isolated from acid fast bacilli smears.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0232343.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  57. GRIVEA IN, Syrogiannopoulos GA, Michoula AN, Gazeti G, et al
    emm Types and clusters and macrolide resistance of pediatric group A streptococcal isolates in Central Greece during 2011-2017.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0232777.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  58. ALEMU A, Yesuf A, Gebrehanna E, Zerihun B, et al
    Incidence and predictors of extrapulmonary tuberculosis among people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A retrospective cohort study.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0232426.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  59. NIKINMAA S, Alapulli H, Auvinen P, Vaara M, et al
    Dual-light photodynamic therapy administered daily provides a sustained antibacterial effect on biofilm and prevents Streptococcus mutans adaptation.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0232775.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  60. JIANG Z, Zhou L, Wang B, Wang D, et al
    Toxicological and biochemical analyses demonstrate no toxic effect of Bt maize on the Folsomia candida.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0232747.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  61. CAI L, Tong J, Zhang Z, Zhang Y, et al
    Staphylococcus aureus-induced proteomic changes in the mammary tissue of rats: A TMT-based study.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0231168.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    PLoS Pathog

  62. TWITTENHOFF C, Heroven AK, Muhlen S, Dersch P, et al
    An RNA thermometer dictates production of a secreted bacterial toxin.
    PLoS Pathog. 2020;16:e1008184.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  63. VENDELE I, Willment JA, Silva LM, Palma AS, et al
    Mannan detecting C-type lectin receptor probes recognise immune epitopes with diverse chemical, spatial and phylogenetic heterogeneity in fungal cell walls.
    PLoS Pathog. 2020;16:e1007927.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  64. NEU U, Mainou BA
    Virus interactions with bacteria: Partners in the infectious dance.
    PLoS Pathog. 2020;16:e1008234.

  65. ZALEWSKA-PIATEK B, Olszewski M, Lipniacki T, Blonski S, et al
    A shear stress micromodel of urinary tract infection by the Escherichia coli producing Dr adhesin.
    PLoS Pathog. 2020;16:e1008247.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A

  66. NAMACHIVAYAM K, MohanKumar K, Shores DR, Jain SK, et al
    Targeted inhibition of thrombin attenuates murine neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 May 4. pii: 1912357117.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  67. RUDRA P, Hurst-Hess KR, Cotten KL, Partida-Miranda A, et al
    Mycobacterial HflX is a ribosome splitting factor that mediates antibiotic resistance.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020;117:629-634.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  68. LAMERS MM, Beumer J, van der Vaart J, Knoops K, et al
    SARS-CoV-2 productively infects human gut enterocytes.
    Science. 2020 May 1. pii: science.abc1669. doi: 10.1126/science.abc1669.
    PubMed         Abstract available

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